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Medical Marijuana Certification

Stoneleigh Medical Group

Gastroenterology & Internal Medicine located in Brewster, NY & Jefferson Valley, NY

If you constantly deal with anxiety, depression, ongoing pain, or other medical problems, help is available at Stoneleigh Medical Group in Carmel, Brewster, Pawling, and Jefferson Valley, New York. The practice is registered with the New York State Medical Marijuana Program. After a complete evaluation, your internal medicine specialist may issue you a medical marijuana certification for qualifying conditions. To schedule an evaluation, call the office or use the online booking feature today. 

Medical Marijuana Certification Q&A

What is a medical marijuana certification?

A medical marijuana certification is needed to legally obtain and use medical-grade marijuana. Your Stoneleigh Medical Group provider offers access to this certification if you have a qualifying medical condition, such as ongoing pain or a mental health disorder.

What is a medicinal marijuana certification used for?

The New York State health department offers medicinal marijuana certifications to treat severe, debilitating, and sometimes life-threatening conditions. Qualifying conditions to take part in the Medical Marijuana Program include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Dystonia
  • Spinal cord injury with spasticity
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Epilepsy
  • Huntington's disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance use disorder
  • Autism

If you have another condition that causes distress or discomfort, talk with the Stoneleigh Medical Group specialists to see if your condition qualifies for legal marijuana use.

What are the benefits of a medical marijuana certification?

Medical marijuana contains substances that affect your body’s immune and central nervous systems.

Evidence shows that medicinal marijuana appears to:

  • Relieve pain
  • Ease nausea and vomiting
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Diminish anxiety and PTSD
  • Increase your appetite

You might prefer to use medical marijuana over harsher medications.

How can I obtain a medical marijuana certification?

To obtain a medical marijuana certification in the state of New York, make an appointment with a Stoneleigh Medical Group specialist, who is registered with the New York Medical Marijuana Program. During the evaluation, you discuss your condition and symptoms, allowing your provider to determine if marijuana is an appropriate treatment.

They may issue you a medical marijuana certification that contains:

  • Dosage recommendations
  • Ways to administer medical marijuana
  • Limitations of use
  • The type of marijuana you're approved for

You then receive a copy of your medical marijuana certification. You must register with the New York State Department of Health website and pay a registration fee.

The health department sends a registration card through the mail. Once you receive it, take it to a certified dispensary to fill your prescription.

What are the different forms of medicinal marijuana?

In New York, your provider may prescribe marijuana in the following forms:

  • Liquids or oils for vaporization
  • Oral pills
  • Liquids or oils for inhalers
  • Oral sprays

To determine if you’re a candidate for a medicinal marijuana certification, call the Stoneleigh Medical Group office or use the online booking feature today. 


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